As I have mentioned in a previous post, I suffer from Adrenal Fatigue which is caused by stress. Unfortunately, the symptoms are very similar to depression which very often leads to a misdiagnosis and being placed on anti- depressants. A misdiagnosis can have very serious consequences in that adrenal fatigue can cause a heart attack.
I have been looking at ways to combat adrenal fatigue and stress and have come across a very helpful website called The Adrenal Fatigue Solution.
I have signed up to do a 7 day stress detox course and will start it next week whilst I am on leave.
It entails the following:
I don’t really like to walk so I will have to try some other form of exercise. Maybe gardening will do?
I don’t mind eating healthy so this shouldn’t be too much of a problem. Giving up caffeine which I had to do for about a month when I was initially diagnosed was hell though. I need at least one cup of coffee in the mornings during the week. Funny enough I don’t drink coffee on weekends.
This may be a problem because I don’t really speak about things that stress me out or really bother me to anyone.
Breathing I can do. I do that on a daily basis- to keep me from hurting people. Meditation not so much. My mind just stays busy all the time.
Ok – I am not going to get into that.
Yay to some reflection time.
As you know I really struggle to sleep. I go through periods where I sleep for a week or so and then it is back to not sleeping.
The above links sets out what you have to do in and explains the 7 day stress detox.
So here’s to managing stress and fatigue.